Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heather's Tutorial

Hello there!

It's Heather McMahon here today to share a start-to-finish mixed media layout. I've used the stunning sketch and the fabulous mood board at Off The Rails this month.

Here they are:

I adore the colours in the mood board and that sketch is yummo!

Here's what I made:

I used lots of Dusty Attic paints on this as the colours were a perfect match for the mood board colours.

Step 1

Tear out a coupe of book pages and roughly paint them with watered-down Silks. I used African Jade and Guatemalan Green.

Step 2

Tear the pages and adhere around where your photos will sit. Stamp in random places around the edges. I used a Kaisercraft "Journal' stamp.

Step 3

Apply texture paste, gesso or similar through a stencil. My stencil is a Tim Holtz one called Burlap.

Step 4

Use a sponge to apply 'Sunshine' Dusty in Colour paint through a TCW stencil.

Step 5

Find a lid from a bottle of spray. Dip it in black paint and use this to stamp a row of circles on the right of the photo and groups around the photo.

Step 6

Taking the Tim Holtz stencil again, apply the four colours from the mood board randomly around the photo area using a sponge. I used Dusty in Colour paints in Sunshine, Mountain Meadow, Stormy Skies and Oceania mixed with Faded Denim.

Step 7

Mount the photos on yellow patterned paper and white cardstock. Punch a wide border from white cardstock, trim to fit and attach under the photo framing. Use a black pen to outline the photos.

Step 8

Stamp an image to compliment your photos and colour it with Silk and paints. Cut out and attach to you photos.

Step 9

Paint your chipboard alphas and some diamonds to scatter around your photo. Add alpha stickers to finish off the title.

Step 10

Add a few embellishments, including the date and place, between the photos and you're done! I used a Dusty Attic Page Pebble for the sub-title.

I sure hope you can join in the Off The Rails Challenge this month!

Happy scrappin'!